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    1. Walking to Ease Knee Pain

      It's a catch-22 when you have knee pain from osteoarthritis. It hurts, so you don't want to move. But if you exercise, it can eventually make your knees feel better. "I've gone a period of time when I haven’t moved a joint much and, when I first start, it's a little bit sore," says Denver physical t

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    2. Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Need to Know, From Those Who Do

      If you don't have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you might find it hard to understand those who do. What is it anyway? Psoriasis? Arthritis? Or is it both? An estimated 30% of people in the U.S. who have psoriasis will develop PsA in their lifetime. They understand your confusion. They hear it all the t

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    3. Skin and Joint Care Guide for Psoriatic Arthritis

      It’s important take care of your skin when you have psoriatic arthritis. You also need to do all you can to be kind to those sore joints. The first step: See a doctor. A rheumatologist can help. She'll help you set up a plan. Stick to it. Use your medications. You can also do a lot of things at home

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    4. 9 Tips to Help Manage Psoriatic Arthritis

      The best way to take care of your psoriatic arthritis is to get the best of both worlds: medical care from your doctor and healthy lifestyle habits. The little things you do every day add up to make a difference in how you feel overall. Get started with these nine ideas: 1. Connect with people who “

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    5. How to Manage Fatigue From Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When your rheumatoid arthritis leaves you feeling drained, reboot your energy levels with the right moves. Exercise, healthy food, and good sleep habits are secret weapons in your fight against fatigue. It might seem counter-intuitive, but regular exercise can help you strike back against extreme ti

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    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

      You probably know all about the swelling and pain in your joints that comes and goes when you have rheumatoid arthritis. But don't neglect unusual symptoms that crop up on other parts of your body. They could be symptoms of complications or side effects of medicine you take. Watch out for these 10 p

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    7. Expert Advice on How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When you're trying to figure out how to manage the pain and stiffness that come with RA, you'll have lots of questions about how to sort through the options. WebMD spoke with Ana-Maria Orbai, MD, assistant professor of medicine in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, to get ideas on

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    8. How to Manage Depression With Rheumatoid Arthritis

      If you've had RA for a while, it won't come as a surprise: A serious case of the blues can sometimes tag along with your achy joints.  But it doesn't have to be this way. The right approach can lift your spirits and keep depression from becoming a regular visitor. Your first step is to ease the join

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    9. RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

      If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are thinking about starting a family, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Will your RA affect your chances of getting pregnant? Are your medications safe during pregnancy? What if you decide to stop taking them? Will your RA flare? These are al

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    10. RA Treatments: What Are Your Options?

      When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Not only could it cause serious joint damage, it might also raise your risk of other problems like heart disease. That’s why it’s important to diagnose your RA early so you can begin treatment as soon

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